Wraparound is an intensive, community-based support process for children and youth with the highest levels of mental health needs, and their families, so that they can live in their homes and communities, and realize their dreams. It is a team based approach using a model that brings together people from different parts of a youth's life together for planning and support. With the help of a facilitator, these people work together and coordinate their activities.


Lincoln County Wraparound helps families who are on the Oregon Health Plan and enrolled in
IHN (Intercommunity Health Network), or Open Card, work through complex challenges related
to emotional, behavioral, medical, and/or substance use needs.

A child may be eligible if they:

  • Are 17 years old or younger
  • Live in Lincoln County and enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan, IHN or Open Card
    • Some private insurance companies may also allow for eligibility, please inquire
  • Receive mental health treatment from a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP)
  • Receive services from at least 2 other child serving systems, IE:
    • Department of Human Services
    • Special education
    • Developmental disability
    • Child welfare
    • Juvenile justice
  • Are at risk for needing a higher level of mental health care than outpatient services
  • Are at risk of losing their current living or school arrangement

How It Works

Wraparound is a collaborative process that brings together children, family members, friends,
service providers and community members to create an individualized plan for addressing your
child's needs. Families are asked to help develop a team that meets at least once a month to
check in how the plan is working and discuss new strategies.

Our team-based model is family driven and youth-guided. It works by building on family
strengths, collaborating with community resources and incorporating shared decision-making.
Each approach is individualized and culturally responsive.

The underlying idea is simple: human beings are happier, more productive, and more likely to
make positive changes when those in positions of authority do things with them, rather than to or
for them. The guiding Wraparound principles:

  1. Family-Driven and Youth-Guided (NWI: Family Voice and Choice)
  2. Strengths-Based
  3. Natural Supports
  4. Individualized
  5. Culturally and Linguistically Responsive (NWI: Culturally Competent)
  6. Team-Based
  7. Community-Based
  8. Collaboration
  9. Persistence
  10. Outcome-Based

To Refer a Youth

Email Sena Benson-Arbor fax 541-265-4194 us a completed referral packet.

To request an increase in mental health service levels (to home-based stabilization, day treatment or psychiatric residential treatment) in addition to Wraparound enrollment, include with your packet a mental health assessment completed within the last 60 days.

For assistance, call the Nye Street Clinic and ask for a wraparound coordinator at 541-265-4179.

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